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Mercer Clinic helps homeless folks’ pets

Mrs. Peaches Merinda Jo Ann Tawn, left, grimaces Saturday as UC Davis veterinary student Diane Royalty, center, treats IngGo the cat at the Mercer Clinic. Tawn camped out overnight in order to be first in line to get treatment for her cat.
Mrs. Peaches Merinda Jo Ann Tawn, left, grimaces Saturday as UC Davis veterinary student Diane Royalty, center, treats IngGo the cat at the Mercer Clinic. Tawn camped out overnight in order to be first in line to get treatment for her cat. bnguyen@sacbee.com

Dogs, cats and other pets owned by homeless people are able to get top-notch care and TLC at a monthly veterinary clinic at the Loaves & Fishes homeless complex north of downtown Sacramento. Mercer Veterinary Clinic is operated by UC Davis students, but is an independent nonprofit group and does not receive funding from the university.

The clinic is reaching out to the public for help in raising $200,000 to upgrade plumbing and take care of other critical needs, organizers said. Donations may be made online at gofundme.com/mercer or mailed to Mercer Veterinary Clinic, P.O. Box 297, Davis CA, 95617.

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